Minot City Council members decided on the Maple Street Diversion as the preliminary preferred flood protection option for west Minot during the January 31 special City Council meeting.
At the meeting, representatives from the engineering team hired to propose a permanent flood protection plan laid out the details of three options in the Lincoln School neighborhood in west Minot.
"Deciding on options for flood protection in west and southeast Minot was important because it allows the engineers to stay on schedule," said David Waind, Minot city manager. "But even more important, the decision gives hundreds of homeowners a good indication of whose homes will likely be impacted if this flood protection plan is funded and constructed."
The selection of preferred preliminary flood protection in west Minot allows the engineers, hired by the ND State Water Commission, to stay on target for completion of the Preliminary Engineering Report, due at the end of February.